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“Beautiful autumn colours!”

Eikando Zenrinji Temple
Ranked #7 of 1,248 things to do in Kyoto
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed January 2, 2013

The temple is beautiful and very peaceful. The garden grounds are just gorgeous - which also means lots of competitive photographers! Be patient, this place is well worth it.

Thank Krystal-chan
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Reviewed December 22, 2012

This temple was a lot quieter than some of the others I visited, and this gave it a lovely sense of meditative tranqulity (at least until some renovation equipment got started nearby!).
I enjoyed walking along the wooden corridors of the buildings as well as the garden and pond within the temple grounds.

1  Thank Philip S
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Reviewed December 12, 2012

We visited it in the morning on Sunday, 2 Dec 2012. Took more than 500 shots of the gardens. It is one of the best autumn leaves viewing locations in Kyoto. The maple trees with their red or orange leaves were incredible. Spent about 2 hours absorbing the atmosphere and taking photos in the gardens.
It is a must see and we will return again in Spring for the 'Sakura' viewing. The 'Philosopher's Path' is between Eikan-do and the Silver Pavilion, another must experience/see.

1  Thank lionheart_sg
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Reviewed December 5, 2012

Near the path of philosophy, we turn into Eikan-do shrine. What beautiful gardens! I think our timing was perfect for the autumn leaves veiwing. The red, orange, yellow leaves juxtaposed & compement each other. Many great photo opportunities! love it!

2  Thank poh s
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Reviewed November 27, 2012

We were here as the fall color peaked and enjoyed overwhelming reds and yellows, making the temples seem secondary. For juxtaposition of lovely structures with beautiful color interspersed with green conifers, however, a photographer might find other temple areas enticing and much less pricey, too. But if you are patient, you will find it here. Sit down and look around until you find that special scene then wait until there is a gap in the flow of tourists and you will discover a photographer's dream. See statue photo.

1  Thank mjrg59
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